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Tourism ideas in the Tri-State for 2013

May. 10, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

What is the Convention and Visitors Bureau?

Basically, our charge is to "sell" Huntington and Cabell County to those outside the area, convince them to visit us, and then connect them with all there is to see and do once they are here.

Ideally, we'll also get them to stay over night in one of our hotels, as that is how we receive our funding -- through the room tax on every hotel room in Cabell County.

When you talk about tourism, your first thought might be of Disney World, the beach or a European vacation. Of course all those are obviously tourism related trips, but really it can be considered tourism any time a person not from this area comes here to spend money in some way, whether it be at a restaurant, through shopping, visiting an attraction or spending the night.

So the CVB works with people on all levels to draw them to Cabell County. Through our advertising efforts, our on line presence and even through our sales manager attending conferences across the country, we highlight the great aspects of our town, county and region as we work to draw new visitors to the area.

Opportunity: Do you know of some unique person, place or thing to do in Cabell County? If so, contact the CVB and we'll add it to our list.